Pediatric spinal cord injury

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Spinal cord injury in the pediatric population is a relatively uncommon but devastating injury. Such injuries in this age group demonstrate numerous significant differences from such injuries in adults. Such differences include patterns and causes of injury, treatment algorithms, and rehabilitation potential. These carry significant implications for evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of these patients. In this chapter we review the causes and patterns of injury as well as an overview of treatment and outcomes in this population.




Knox, J., Cage, M., & Ernat, J. (2015). Pediatric spinal cord injury. In Paraplegia: Clinical Characteristics, Prevalence and Treatment Outcomes (pp. 25–47). Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

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